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New music for wind ensemble

The Jack H. Miller center and those who graced its lustrous concert hall experienced something entirely new on Friday, November 22. Hope College’s wind ensemble, directed by Dr. Southard, performed two never before heard pieces commissioned by the Music Department. These were “Vendetta” and “Summertime Echoes,” written by Josh Trentadue and Justin Rito, respectively. Between…

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Do I have to be a Christian?

Some students often feel that being a Christian is an unspoken prerequisite for going to Hope College. Throughout campus, the question is frequently asked, “What church do you go to?”  Many students face this as they live and study on campus. With this question seems to come an entire box of unopened and discreetly “already…

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Threads of Hope

Through, around, back. Through, around, back. Through, around and back again. These smooth, methodical motions are not easily recognizable to many born in the 21st century. Despite the art of knitting becoming less common among younger generations, Hope’s own Knitting Club keeps the talent alive and fosters it in new members. In line with the…